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CHAPTER 26: USING PRONOUNS CORRECTLY: CONSISTENCY AND CASE Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will be learn to: recognize first-, second-, and third-person...
POINTS OF VIEW AND PRONOUN CONSISTENCY   When you write from a point of view, each point of    view gets its own form.   ...
POINTS OF VIEW AND PRONOUN CONSISTENCY   Third-person   point of view     Pronouns   are in the he, she, or it (singular...
CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS   Pronouns have forms that show number and    person, and they also have forms that show ca...
CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS    Plural   Subjectiv Objective Possessi    Pronouns e Case    Case      ve Case    1st per...
CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS  Plural               Subjective Objective              Possessiv  Pronouns             Case...
CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS   3.   When a pronoun is used to show ownership,        use the possessive case. Singular   ...
CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS  If the pronoun is part of a related group of words,   isolate the pronoun. Next, try out ...
COMMON ERRORS WITH CASE OF PRONOUNS   Be careful to avoid these common errors: (p. 531)    1. Between is a preposition, s...
FIRST-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.Copy...
FIRST-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.reco...
SECOND-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.Cop...
SECOND-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.rec...
THIRD-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.Copy...
THIRD-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA.   pronouns in the you form.B.   pronouns I or we.C.   pronouns he, she, it, or they.reco...
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  1. 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  2. 2. CHAPTER 26: USING PRONOUNS CORRECTLY: CONSISTENCY AND CASE Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  3. 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will be learn to: recognize first-, second-, and third-person points of view, correct errors in pronoun inconsistency, and use appropriate pronoun cases in their writing. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  4. 4. POINTS OF VIEW AND PRONOUN CONSISTENCY When you write from a point of view, each point of view gets its own form.  First-person point of view  Pronouns are in the I (singular) or we (plural) forms.  For example, a personal experience about your childhood.  Second-person point of view  Pronouns are in the you forms, whether they are singular or plural.  For example, when you are writing a step by step paper.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  5. 5. POINTS OF VIEW AND PRONOUN CONSISTENCY  Third-person point of view  Pronouns are in the he, she, or it (singular) or the they (plural) forms.  A narrative or description paper. A research paper.  Examples:  (Not consistent) Every time I go to the mall, the parking lot is so crowded you have to drive around for hours, looking for a spot.  (Consistent) Every time I go to the mall, the parking lot is so crowded I have to drive around for hours, looking for a spot. (Look at page 527)
  6. 6. CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS Pronouns have forms that show number and person, and they also have forms that show case. The rules for choosing the case of pronouns are simple: 1. When a pronoun is used as a subject, use the subjective case. 2. When a pronoun is used as the object of a verb or the object of a preposition, use the objective case. 3. (pg. 529)Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  7. 7. CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS Plural Subjectiv Objective Possessi Pronouns e Case Case ve Case 1st person I me my 2nd person you you your 3rd person He, she it, Him, her, His, her, who, it, whom, its, whose whoever whomever
  8. 8. CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS Plural Subjective Objective Possessiv Pronouns Case Case e Case 1st person we us our 2nd person you you your 3rd person they, them, their who, whom, whose whoever whomeverCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  9. 9. CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS 3. When a pronoun is used to show ownership, use the possessive case. Singular Subjective Objective Possessiv Pronouns Case Case e Case 1st person I me my 2nd person you you your 3rd person he,she,it, him,her,it his,her,its who, whom, whose whoever whomeverCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  10. 10. CHOOSING THE CASE OF PRONOUNS If the pronoun is part of a related group of words, isolate the pronoun. Next, try out the pronoun choices. Then decide which pronoun is correct and write the correct sentence. Aunt Sophie made the dinner for Tom and I Isolate the pronoun (I) Decide: Aunt Sophie made the dinner for I. OR Aunt Sophie made the dinner for me. (Which one?) Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  11. 11. COMMON ERRORS WITH CASE OF PRONOUNS Be careful to avoid these common errors: (p. 531) 1. Between is a preposition, so the pronouns that follow it are objects of the preposition. 2. Never use myself as a replacement for I or me. 3. The possessive pronoun its has no apostrophe. 4. Pronouns that complete comparisons can be in the subjective, objective, or possessive case. 5. Who and whoever are in the subjective case. Whom and whomever are in the objective case.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  12. 12. FIRST-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  13. 13. FIRST-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.recognize first-, second-, and third-person points ofviewCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  14. 14. SECOND-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  15. 15. SECOND-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.recognize first-, second-, and third-person points ofviewCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  16. 16. THIRD-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  17. 17. THIRD-PERSON POINT-OF-VIEW USESA. pronouns in the you form.B. pronouns I or we.C. pronouns he, she, it, or they.recognize first-, second-, and third-person points ofviewCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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